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Western Cape Chenin Blanc

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Western Cape, South Africa
Chenin Blanc
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
Paul Weil

A refreshing and delicious Chenin Blanc from South Africa, this wine sports honeysuckle and apple flavors with little or no oak. It stood up admirably to a combination of Vietnamese garlic noodles and Cajun-style sautéed greens.

A refreshing and delicious Chenin Blanc from South Africa, this wine sports honeysuckle and apple flavors with little or no oak. It stood up admirably to a combination of Vietnamese garlic noodles and Cajun-style sautéed greens.

2 people found it helpfulApr 6th, 2015
Justin Colby

Light straw color. Mild stonefruit and a hint of chalky earth on the nose. Tastes just like it smells, but with a tinge of citrus. Medium-light mouthfeel. Green apple finish. Delicate, but refreshing... balanced. Very nice!

Light straw color. Mild stonefruit and a hint of chalky earth on the nose. Tastes just like it smells, but with a tinge of citrus. Medium-light mouthfeel. Green apple finish. Delicate, but refreshing... balanced. Very nice!

1 person found it helpfulMar 20th, 2015
Linda Alli

Aroma of honeysuckle and jasmine. Slightly acidic crisp dry wine. Very nice.

Aroma of honeysuckle and jasmine. Slightly acidic crisp dry wine. Very nice.

1 person found it helpfulJan 24th, 2015
Paul Weil

A surprisingly smooth and creamy Chenin Blanc, this young wine is quite drinkable right now but will certainly improve with another year of cellaring. It has a touch of lemon zest and a beautiful jasmine bouquet, with ripe pears in the body. It stood up nicely to Vietnamese cuisine.

A surprisingly smooth and creamy Chenin Blanc, this young wine is quite drinkable right now but will certainly improve with another year of cellaring. It has a touch of lemon zest and a beautiful jasmine bouquet, with ripe pears in the body. It stood up nicely to Vietnamese cuisine.

Jan 18th, 2015
Kyle Kroll

Fantastic Mandarin orange (and zest) and strawberry nose, almost tropical. Semi-sweet, super red fruit palate. Low tannins once decanted, and very fluid. Law acidity. Easy to drink without food pairing.

Fantastic Mandarin orange (and zest) and strawberry nose, almost tropical. Semi-sweet, super red fruit palate. Low tannins once decanted, and very fluid. Law acidity. Easy to drink without food pairing.

Jan 18th, 2016
Eric Pagan

Green apple and lemon zest.

Green apple and lemon zest.

Jul 12th, 2015
Alex G.

Light, kind of smoky. Not my fave, but good overall.

Light, kind of smoky. Not my fave, but good overall.

May 23rd, 2015
Sherry Colley

Very raw. You can tell this is a very new wine

Very raw. You can tell this is a very new wine

Feb 16th, 2015
Kevin Mendoza

Nice batch!

Nice batch!

Feb 14th, 2015
Jason Solak

A little too tart for my taste but there was a nice complexity, crisp after taste too, girlfriend loved it.

A little too tart for my taste but there was a nice complexity, crisp after taste too, girlfriend loved it.

Feb 10th, 2015